Category Archives: Harvard

Experts on the US-China trade war at the China Speakers Bureau

Who to turn for advice to now US president Donald Trump seems to be heading for a trade war with China – and the rest of the world? A few experts at the China Speakers Bureau have started to make sense out of the erratic behavior of the leader of the world’s largest economy. Making sense out of what the world’s second-largest economy will do will only be slightly easier.

Liu He: supporter of Xi’s state-driven economic agenda – Arthur Kroeber

The appointment of Liu He as president Xi Jinping’s economic top man has started speculations on his political direction, including a restart of reforms. We should not expect Liu to divert too much from the state-driven economic agenda Xi has already set out in the past few years, says leading economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® to the New York Times.

Ian Johnson wins Shorenstein Journalism Award

Veteran China foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Price winner Ian Johnson has won the prestigious Shorenstein Journalism Award for 2016, the organization announced. Ian Johnson is currently working for the New York Times and the New York Review of Books. In a few weeks time his book The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao will be available.

Zhang Ying joins China Speakers Bureau

The China Speakers Bureau is happy to announce that Zhang Ying, professor on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is joining its agency as a speaker.

Jack Ma spends most on philanthropy – Rupert Hoogewerf

In China, Alibaba´s executive chairman Jack Ma, is the most generous philanthropist, according to the l2015 Hurun Philanthropy List, writes Yibaba. His donations amounted to 14.5 billion yuan or 2.4 US dollar. The Hurun Philantropy List is produced by Rupert Hoogewerf´s China Rich List.

Chinese donations to top US universities rise – Wei Gu

High profile donations from Chinese wealthy to US top universities have been hitting the headlines a few times. But, discovers WSJ wealth editor Wei from BE Education founder William Vanbergen, donations from China are lagging compared to other nationalities, although that might change.

Talking to strangers: Tricia Wang at the Berkman center

Young Chinese use social media to develop a new public sphere, away from the old concepts of family ties and Guanxi, argues sociologist Tricia Wang in her Phd. On February 18 she will talk about this subject at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard University.

Getting US education to China – Shaun Rein

A growing number of Chinese students flee to the US for decent education, including the daughter of upcoming president Xi Jinping. But large scale US initiatives might offer the same education soon at home, expects business analyst Shaun Rein in Forbes.

Ambassador Nicolas Platt endorses “The end of Cheap China” – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein’s book The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World was earlier this week #23 at the Amazon bestseller list for economic books, while you can only pre-order it! A growning number of celebrities endorses the book.

Zhang Ying

Professor on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.